Monday Menu ~ Awesome Rolls and a Kitchen Aid & Keurig Giveaway!

Year after year I create a wish list full of the things that I want and need and for years I’ve had a Kitchen Aid mixer on that list. Last year I finally got one! Yup… best gift ever! I think it was the day that I tried to make bread with my non-Kitchen Aid mixer and had to hold it down while it was trying to jump off of the counter that finally changed my husbands mind.

Now, I can make bread or just about anything that tickles my fancy with ease!

Like these awesome rolls!

simple dinner rolls

My Kitchen Aid mixer had no trouble with the dough at all and I didn’t have to hold the mixer so it didn’t jump off of the counter!


2 c. milk
½ cup + 1 tablespoon sugar, divided
1/3 cup butter
2 teaspoons salt
2 packages active dry yeast (or 4 1/2 tsp.)
2/3 cup warm (105-115-degree) water
8-9 cups all-purpose flour
3 beaten eggs – Yes! They need to be beaten ahead of time


Combine milk, 1/2 c. sugar, butter, and salt in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat until butter melts. Remove from heat. Allow to cool to lukewarm.

While the milk mixture is cooling, dissolve the yeast and 1 tablespoon sugar in warm water. Let stand about 10 minutes… you’ll know when it’s done by how much it grows.

roll ingredients

In a large mixing bowl, combine 3 c. flour and milk mixture. Beat on low for 30 seconds, scraping sides of bowl constantly. Add yeast mixture and beat on high for 3 minutes.

Stir in as much remaining flour as needed to make a soft dough. This dough should be very soft–it will be coming away from the sides of the bowl, but it will still stick to your finger when you touch it. Place the bowl in a warm place and cover with a clean towel and allow it to rise for 1 hour.


Punch the dough down. Lightly flour the work surface and turn the dough out onto the surface. Divide the dough in half and then shape it into a rectangle and cut into 12 even pieces.

Spray 2 13×9 pans with cooking spray, shape into balls, and arrange the rolls in the pan. Cover with a towel and let rise for 30 minutes.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 – 18 minutes. When they’re done remove them from the oven and run over the tops with a stick of butter.

These are awesome while they’re still warm!

Now on to the really good part!

The Giveaway!!

Kitchen Aid Mixer & Keurig Brewer Giveaway

A group of incredible bloggers and I have teamed up this holiday season to bring you an exciting giveaway! We have a Kitchen Aid mixer in the color of your choice AND a Keurig Platinum coffee maker for two lucky winners! These are perfect for your holiday baking and entertaining… Don’t you think so?

All you really have to do is enter using the Rafflecoptor below. The only mandatory entry is leaving a comment on this post and the rest are optional but get you lots of extra entries!

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Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

Two winners will be chosen by Rafflecopter (powered by The first prize winner will have the option of choosing between a KitchenAid Artisan Mixer – winner’s choice of color – (MSRP $429.95) or a Keurig Platinum Single-Cup Brewer (MSRP $179.95). The second prize winner will be awarded the item that was not chosen by the first prize winner.

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125 Responses to Monday Menu ~ Awesome Rolls and a Kitchen Aid & Keurig Giveaway!
  1. Chrissy Nestor
    December 1, 2012 | 12:08 pm

    The Mixer!

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  2. AEKZ2
    December 1, 2012 | 3:42 pm

    I’d love the mixer

  3. Shannon
    December 1, 2012 | 3:46 pm

    I’d be thrilled to have the mixer

  4. Pauline M
    December 1, 2012 | 3:53 pm

    Since I already have a Keurig (and love it by the way!) I would flip over the mixer!

  5. Michele Baron
    December 1, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    I’d love the keurig…Thank you for this contest.

  6. Tracy Allen
    December 1, 2012 | 3:59 pm

    I want the Keurig Platinum Single-Cup Brew Machine so much!

  7. Leslie L. Stanziani
    December 1, 2012 | 6:24 pm

    I would love to have the mixer.

  8. Laura Lambie
    December 1, 2012 | 6:51 pm

    The mixer, I have been wanting one of these in like forever

  9. Kristy Thiel
    December 1, 2012 | 7:09 pm

    I’d most like the mixer. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Laura Proctor Unger
    December 1, 2012 | 8:33 pm

    I’d most like to have the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer.

  11. Breanne
    December 1, 2012 | 8:39 pm

    KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer

  12. Aaron Bretveld
    December 1, 2012 | 8:47 pm

    I would love to get a KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer for Christmas. I actually got a Keurig a few years ago for Christmas but would love to have one that I could bring to work.

  13. Harriett
    December 1, 2012 | 8:57 pm

    I like to bake! KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer

  14. Laurie Emerson
    December 1, 2012 | 9:16 pm

    The Keurig Platinum Single-Cup Brew Machine.

  15. S Carter
    December 1, 2012 | 9:25 pm

    I would pick the mixer!

  16. Trisha McKee
    December 1, 2012 | 9:40 pm

    I’d love either, but especially the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer.

  17. Marilyn Wall
    December 1, 2012 | 9:40 pm

    I want the Kitchen Aid mixer lol I need it lol I want it lol tis the season Happy Holidays everyone :) good luck

  18. Deborah Peters
    December 1, 2012 | 9:48 pm

    I would love to unwrap the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer.

  19. Beverly Metcalf
    December 1, 2012 | 10:11 pm

    That’s a very hard choice, but because my coffeemaker is broke, I would choose the Keurig. Thanks for a great contest!

  20. Bryan E.
    December 1, 2012 | 10:36 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway…the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer !

  21. Joy Quinnan
    December 1, 2012 | 10:45 pm

    KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer

  22. Erica C.
    December 1, 2012 | 10:51 pm

    I honest would love either!

  23. Betty C
    December 1, 2012 | 11:51 pm

    The Mixer!!

  24. Sand
    December 1, 2012 | 11:57 pm

    I would love the KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer .

  25. Angel Deigh Lint
    December 2, 2012 | 1:04 am

    I would LOVE the Kitchenaid Mixer!!!!!!!!!!

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